We had a nightmare journey down to this part of Italy when the first train that we were due to get was late which meant that we missed every single connection to Reggio di Calabria (where this hotel is based) meaning that instead of arriving at 8pm as we should have, we arrived at 11pm at night. We called the hotel to come and get us and they did but then promptly charged us 12 euros - we thought that this was supposed to be part of the service! The hotel is on the first floor of the building. The room we stayed in was fabulous - all mod cons and a beautiful painted ceiling. The only thing was there was no English language stations on the TV but we were in Italy after all! The hotel itself is fine, however, because the owner seemed to want to practice his english with us, when we were having our breakfast he spent the entire time watching us and bombarding us with information. It was OK in the beginning because he was just getting everything ready (the table was groaning with the amount of food he put on it!) for us to eat but once the food was on the table he insisted on standing to watch us eat all the food he'd put on the table; he also claimed that it was "all natural" food despite the fact that we were opening packet after packet!! That made us laugh. He claimed that his mother made all the jams, and even the chocolate spread but later on in the day we saw the same jars in the shops available for sale! The surrounding area (or should I say the whole of Reggio di Calabria) was disgusting and we were really disappointed at how dirty and filthy the area was. It wasn't that our hotel was in a particularly bad area, it was just that all of the Calabria part that we were in was really disgusting and we eventually cut our time there short and went onto the next part of our holiday in Rome. Although I'd recommend the hotel, due to the area I wouldn't recommend it. There are only 4 rooms in this hotel and the owner is nowhere to be found during the day. If you want anything you have to call him though he will generally come over to deal with any issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historic center of Reggio Calabria was born "At Castle Luxury Bed & Breakfast", a short walk from the Aragonese Castle, the Court, the Corso Garibaldi and 2 minutes walk from the Promenade Falcomatà, the Teatro Comunale, the National Museum, the Central Station, the University for Foreigners Dante and 3 minutes from the Airport of the Strait.It 'a completely new and comfortable, which is located on the first floor of a building recently renovated in the early '900. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Castello Luxury B&B Calabria/Reggio Calabria, Italy